Los Angeles Lakers Owner Jerry Buss

Los Angeles Lakers Owner Jerry Buss

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Los Angeles Lakers owner Jerry Buss, seen here on October 20, 2012, arriving for National Basketball Association labor negotiations in New York City, has died at age 80. Buss acquired, nurtured and befriended a staggering array of talent during his Hall of Fame tenure, starting with his first draft pick, Magic Johnson. Buss was being treated for cancer at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles.